Movies and TV shows like Boardwalk Empire

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Boardwalk Empire (2010)
 8.6
 162K
Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky interacts with several historical figures in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who look up to him. The federal government also takes an interest in the bootlegging and other illegal activities in the area, sending agents to investigate possible mob connections but also looking at Nucky's lifestyle—expensive and lavish for a county political figure. Primetime Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Terence Winter adapted the show from Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City, a book by Nelson Johnson about historical criminal kingpin Enoch L. Johnson.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, serious, clever, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, mob boss, smuggling, criminal heroes, businessman, politician, corruption, americana, ambitious, crime boss, politics, drugs/alcohol, crime, prohibition, strong sexual content, casino, jewish, christianity, girlfriend, mistress, killings, racial slur, secret ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, chicago illinois, atlantic city new jersey

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Most similar movies to Boardwalk Empire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, organized crime, gangsters, mafia, criminal heroes and gangster mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Boardwalk Empire: The Sopranos (1999), Peaky Blinders (2013), Ray Donovan (2013), Casino (1995), Deadwood (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 9.2
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The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home ...
Style: dark humor, serious, psychological, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, mafia, crime, criminal heroes, family life, killings, crimes, psychiatrist, ambition, family relations, racial slur ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
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100%
 8.8
 221K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, organized crime, gang war, rise to the top, mafia, rivalry, society, family relations, crime, determination, crimes ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england
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100%
 8.3
 69K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, clever, realistic ...
Plot: power relations, crimes, blackmail, identity crisis, intrigue, hollywood, businessman, family problems, family secret, teamwork, millionaire, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 420K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, clever, rough, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, mafia, rise and fall, crime, organized crime, criminal heroes, blind ambition, crimes, drug abuse, fbi, greed, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1980, year 1983 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.6
 87K
Deadwood (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The story of the early days of Deadwood, South Dakota; woven around actual historic events with most of the main characters based on real people. Deadwood starts as a gold mining camp and gradually turns from a lawless wild-west community into an ...
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: crimes, small town life, old west, prostitute, power struggle, sheriff, shooting, rivalry, gold rush, cowboy, violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kill the Irishman (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gang war, mob boss, corruption, irish, labor union, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, ambition, tough heroes, organized crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1975, year 1977 ...
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 11K
Magic City (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Set in 1959 Miami, Florida shortly after the Cuban Revolution, Magic City tells the story of Ike Evans, the owner of Miami's most glamorous hotel, the Miramar Playa. Evans is forced to make an ill-fated deal with Miami mob boss Ben Diamond to ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, stylized, serious, sexy ...
Plot: organized crime, hotel, mob boss, lifestyle, power struggle, ambition, intrigue, maid, businessman, rivals, secret, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, year 1959
Place: miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, organized crime, mob boss, police corruption, mafia, drug trafficking, heroin, drug traffic, smuggling, rise and fall, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 216K
Lawless (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: gangsters, smuggling, crimes, rebellion, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, sheriff, great depression, crime, prohibition, gang, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: virginia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.2
 1.5M
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, family saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, gang war, criminal heroes, crimes, greed, mob boss, lawyer, cosa nostra, power struggle ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 9K
Brigada (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 750 min.
Story: Brigada, also known as Law of the Lawless, is a Russian 15-episode crime mini-series that debuted in 2002. It became very popular, but received mixed reviews due to accusations in aestheticization of violence. The miniseries follows the story of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: crimes, criminal heroes, gang, mafia, crime boss, gangsters, organized crime, buddies, murder, russian, crime, characters in danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.2
 32K
Power (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: nightlife, drug dealing, money laundering, crimes, ambition, nightclub, business venture, double life, organized crime, nightclub owner, going straight, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 9.3
 252K
The Wire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, cynical, clever, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, drug dealing, urban ghetto life, working undercover, drug lord, crime, life is a bitch, wiretap, fighting crime, crimes, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 2K
The Last Don (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 258 min.
Story: Sprawling Mario Puzo novel about an Italian family of gangsters draws the inevitable comparison to "The Godfather", but does find its own direction. Headed by Don Domenico Clericuzio, the family executes a rival gang on the night of the ...
Style: realistic, rough, gloomy, serious, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, crimes, honeymoon, daughter, grandson, organized crime, mafia, unfulfillment, parents and children, blind ambition, take over ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.5
 1.3M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, serious, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, master criminal, life turned upside down, drugs/alcohol, unlikely partners, crimes, teacher, double life, peril, drug cartel, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: captivating, epic, atmospheric, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, ambition, criminal heroes, rise to the top, organized crime, corruption, crime boss, death, casino, corrupt politician ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 20s, 60s ...
Place: cuba, italy, new york, sicily, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: atmospheric, rough, melancholic, bloody, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rape, organized crime, friendship, corruption, gangster, murder, torture, prohibition, gunfight, criminal heroes, regret ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 60s, 1960s, 1920s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 24K
Gomorrah (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: drug lord, mafia, crimes, crime, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, rivalry, gang war, mob boss, social decay, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.0
 24K
Lilyhammer (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt), is a former member of the New York mob. After testifying in a trial in the United States, Tagliano is relocated to Lillehammer in Norway through the FBI's witness protection program. Frank Tagliano was ...
Style: dark humor, witty, talky, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, culture clash, business venture, starting over, blackmail, lifestyle change, crimes, fish out of water, gangsters, snitch, shooting, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 4K
Underbelly (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Underbelly is an Australian television true crime-drama series which broadcasts on the Nine Network. Each series is based on real-life events.
Style: captivating, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, gang war, violence spree, family relations, lawyer, power struggle, mystery, criminal heroes, gangsters, mob boss, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 7K
Brotherhood (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A working-class Irish family rules a city built on loyalty and corruption. The Caffee brothers, Tommy, a rising politician desperate for reelection, and Michael, a hardened criminal returning from seven years on the run and eager to reclaim his ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: organized crime, politician, dysfunctional family, irish, crimes, ambition, political corruption, family problems, mob boss, family relations, politics, criminal heroes ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.9
 7K
The Take (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Freddie Jackson is just out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie dreams of having her husband home but she's forgotten the rows and the girls Freddie can't ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, mafia, crimes, gangsters, betrayal, respect, power struggle, criminal heroes, relatives, the underworld, mob boss, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Black Donnellys (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Meet the Donnelly brothers: Tommy, Jimmy, Kevin and Sean. There is nothing these four Irish brothers wouldn't do to protect each other, and for them that means lying, cheating, stealing and, occasionally, calling the cops. Narrated by wannabe ...
Style: rough, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, murder, crimes, childhood sweetheart, irish, mafia, vengeance, blind ambition, family business, uninhibited rivalry, suspicion, young man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, corruption, mafia, neo noir, betrayal, violence, blackmail, love triangle, mayor, gang war, vengeance ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 167 min.
Story: It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by ...
Style: tense, suspense, atmospheric, stylized, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, gang war, organized crime, revenge, betrayal, army, social decay, gangsters, corruption, mob boss, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 520
Mafiosa (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 416 min.
Story: By the will of her dead uncle who was murdered Sandra Paoli is propelled to the head of a powerful mafia clan. She becomes a respected, but also hated, woman in a world of men, murder and criminality.
Style: rough, serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: criminal's revenge, family business, rivalry, mafia, gang, family problems, betrayal, murder, drug dealing, police corruption, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Last Don II (1998)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: As the elder don dies, his young heir moves into the position. He quickly proves to be as ruthless as he tries to discover who has launched a plot to overthrow his rule and may be infiltrating other families. In a left over plot line, his aunt ...
Style: realistic, bleak, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, crime, step parent, gangsters, criminal heroes, special agents, secret agents, criminal's revenge, rivalry, crimes, family business, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Untouchables (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, smuggling, mafia, tough law enforcer, bribery, trial, crime, tough cop, gangsters, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 7K
Mob City (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, lapd, power struggle, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, actress, law enforcement, conflict, police chief, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 50s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.3
 675K
Scarface (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gangsters, cocaine, drug dealing, mafia, gunfight, rise and fall, drug cartel, mob boss, criminal heroes, drug abuse, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%